Current Website

October 24, 2013

Current Website

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Well hello there!

I realize this email has not been updated for sometime, but I hope that those of you who have come here take some time to look back through my old posts and can still find something of value, if not at least some entertainment!

I had elaborate plans of making a youtube channel where I will review vegan makeup. Oh right, since I’ve last updated this I have become a makeup artist at Sephora, so I have a great inside, professional scoop on many makeup brands and their vegan products. On this youtube channel, I would also show different techniques for creating vegan props used for burlesque and stage. If this is something you’d be interested in, I suggest you like my facebook fan page where I will be giving updates and links to the videos when I get around to making them.

Thanks for coming!

xoxo

Anja

well, hello there

April 18, 2013

It’s a been a long time and I’ve been a pretty busy performer.  I’ll be honest, I lost the log in information for this blog and so it made it a bit difficult to post.

But now I’m back.

In this absence, I became a makeup artist at Sephora and was considering doing vegan burlesque makeup tutorials on youtube. What do you think?

Photo of me by Ben Trivett as part of his Trashbag series, 2013.

Photo of me by Ben Trivett as part of his Trashbag series, 2013.

xoxox

Anja


This is our new kitten.  She is not named yet as we are having trouble deciding between Eartha Kitten or Sir Ian McKitten (pronounced Serina). We got her to help mellow out our original kitty, Catt Damon. It’s working, but she is also keeping me horribly distracted by all the cute pouncing and cuddling!

 

fashionista night!

February 27, 2011

In my last post I talked about visiting and networking during gallery opening in Chelsea.   Well, a past visit she made to Agora Gallery went so well that they have agreed to host a Fasionista Night. See the details below:

“Join us @ Agora Gallery for “Fashionista Night” Thursday March 31st, 6pm-8pm. Complimentary refreshments served (yes, free wine!) and 3 gallery exhibit openings! Dress up as creatively outrageous as you want (this is NYC after all!), make the scene, meet interesting people and enjoy great new art!”

AGORA GALLERY
530 West 25th Street
bet. 10th & 11th Avenues

 

Mark your calendars and start preparing those outfits now!

woo-hoooo!

February 15, 2011

Got booked for my first burlesque festival!

Jim Thorpe here I come!

well……I’ll be there in April

birthday afterglow

January 26, 2011

Sorry folks, this weekend was my birthday weekend and I am still basking in its afterglow (that and a stomach bug I caught), but I will post about it soon in all its vegan burlesque deliciousness!

tanya’s amazing wares

January 22, 2011

The last post talked about a wonderful etsy shop and this one will too.  A couple of years ago I reconnected with a friend from high school named Tanya.  She was also so fashion funky in high school and I regret not hanging out with her more because the last is pretty awesome (I mean, she has John Waters inspired wedding!).

Well, Tanya has two etsy shops I want to bring attention to.  One is a vintage store where she finds delicious retro finds at her local Baltimore flea markets and thrifts stores and then shares them with the world. You can find her Cosmic Things store here.  Not burlesque costumes per se, but definitely great finds to wear off stage.

Her other etsy store is a bit craftier, and I love crafting, so of course I dig this stuff.  Now, vegan beware, some of her stuff may not be vegan, but feel free to ask.  In fact, Tanya is really good with accommodating requests, case in point my Wanda necklace. After seeing all her wonderful necklaces, I asked about getting one with Wanda from the John Waters’ movie Cry Baby on it.  As John Waters’ fans have to be there for each other, she churned one out so I promptly snatched it up.  It seems she is making rings as well now, so find your inspiration and wear them proudly while also supporting a girl trying to do what she loves.  Also, you can find Tanya’s website, where she goes by the alias Atomic Betty (which she has had since high school and is in tribute to a certain Ms. Page) and although she hasn’t updated in a while, maybe this will be the friendly nudge to get her going again. I don’t know Tanya, what do you think?

Here I am sporting my necklace out on the town at the Big City Grind burlesque show!

If you are interested in buy one yourself she made another one, so check out the link and get one.  Who doesn’t wants Traci Lords around their neck, I mean, c’mon!?!

I also wanted to throw out there that the hosts of the unorthodox christmas party are also fantastic artists and patrons of the burlesque world. I wish i had the gumption to truly just live my art but realize that it can be a world of uncertainty.  Because of this, I want to help promote Fyodor and Lawrence for the amazing work they do. Much of their art falls in a specific genre I can’t quite name, but it is all so beautiful.  I should warn you, some of the art is a bit explicit.

Here is a link to some of Fyodor’s sketches

And here you can find more work by Lawrence Gullo

Plus, they have an etsy store and are open for commissions. Check out their main site here

happy new year

January 1, 2011

Ringing in 2011 with style! Thank you to all my readers who helped motivate me to keep going in the burlesque world!

Last week my partner and I had some friends over for an after-thanksgiving day veg dinner (tofurkey AND field roast!).  I got gussied up in retro housewife fasion, and some of the guests were so enamored by my hair, I got to do 4 more curls that night!

I’m feeling more and more confident in my abilities to do pin-up hair.  My liberty curls are getting better and I almost have my pin curls mastered.  Here’s hoping I get a copy of this book for the holidays so I can learn even more tricks and tips!

 

edit: ends up they are called victory rolls. oops

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